This half-metre resolution satellite image features a portion of the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. Streaks of oil blown by wind and currents can easily be seen against the darker coloured water. In the mean time, ROVs have capped the riser pipe leading from the rig and the cofferdam developed to catch the leaking oil is on its way to be positioned...The image was taken by the GeoEye-1 satellite from 423 miles in space on 29th April 2010 as it moved from north to south over the United States at a speed of four miles per second.
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